the micro scarf

Is it a scarf, is it a necklace?   Either way, its a quick, easy, stylish knit that’s a lot of fun to wear.  Here’s how to make one yourself:

Materials:  less than one skein of mercerized cotton  (I used Sinfonia from Hobby Lobby)

Set of size 3 straight needles.

Cast on 14 stitches and knit in stockinette stitch (knit first row, purl second row, then keep repeating)  until the scarf is the length you want it and bind off.  Mine is 52″ long so it can be doubled, but you may like it longer or shorter. Just stitch the two ends together to make it a big loop.

I’m planning to make more in some new colors and I think two scarves together will look great.  Use the leftover yarn to make one for a good friend.  Enjoy!

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  1. xmoves8

     /  December 2, 2011

    Aloha! I knit in the same way (stockinette) with two yarns – one usually is Crystal Palace Fizz and the other one is fuzzy yarn and it comes out looking like a Hawaiian lei depending on what colors I choose. Have made at least a couple hundred of them in the past few years and continue to give them away at reunions (made 70 for my husband’s 50 h.s. reunion for his classmates and spouses) and when we have parties, etc.

    Have also done the same with the i-cord! Turns out pretty good!

    Way to go!

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    • Mary Peterson

       /  December 5, 2011

      We do not have a Hobby Lobby at the beach Is there anyone else carry’s the yarn?

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  2. Mary Peterson

     /  December 2, 2011

    What a great idea,can’t wait to get thread to make one

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  3. Mary Peterson

     /  December 2, 2011

    Where is there a Holly Lobby?

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  4. Hi, everyone,

    Go online and do a Search for “Hobby Lobby” …

    Thank you for such a nice site!! As soon as I hit POST Comment, I’m signing up!

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  5. Susan

     /  February 10, 2012

    Why does it call for three needles

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  6. Maggie

     /  April 2, 2012

    no, you need size 3 knitting needles

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  7. I have the same question as Susan above:

    Why does it call for three needles?

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  8. Phyllis

     /  April 3, 2012

    Too Cute! I’m gonna try it with some lace and sock yarns to see how it knits up…and stockinette just naturally curls up.

    Spiritdancer2020

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  9. “Set of size 3 straight needles”

    I’m a bit tardy for the party — by now you all know that it’s Size 3 needles (a pair = 2) – not 3 needles.

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  10. Sara Castelli

     /  May 29, 2012

    I showed it to my sister who complains she can’t wear scarves due to hot flashes! I said this was the perfect one for her! Now she can be stylish too.

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    a nice blog like this one these days.

    Reply
  12. Njsez

     /  December 17, 2012

    Could you add some beads to this?……

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  13. Pink, brown and black, in order that it looks elegant and colorful street.
    Moncler is going to be a brandname checklist about backyard sportwear producer.
    Do you want to know the way to do it.

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  14. Lindilou

     /  January 30, 2013

    Why couldn’t it be done on a circular needle?

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  15. DarlinJane

     /  February 3, 2013

    You could use Sugar ‘n’ Cream cotton instead of the Sinfonia. Sinfonia is carried at other stores besides Hobby Lobby.

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  16. Linda

     /  February 8, 2013

    I’m new to knitting and am almost through with my first micro scarf and LOVE it!! I seem many more in my future!! I do have one question (ok really two): 1) do I need to bind off the end of the scarf before joining the ends, and 2) what stitch should I use to join the ends? Thanks in advance for any and all help

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  17. arlie

     /  February 18, 2013

    what is Mercerized cotton,do not know that term

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  18. Very cute idea 🙂 Thank you.

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  20. 一見シンプルなシルエットとお
    っとり行はリストを持って
    いる必要があり、女性の中
    シャネルのハンドバ
    ッグのための
    ニッチを切り分けた
    商標特性である

    Reply
  21. 誰も理由を正確に伝えることはできませんが多分それはユニークな機能とユーザーが体験できるオークリーの革新的技術のためだ

    Reply

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